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Nov 4, 2012 8:00am PST
the president's midwestern firewall hold in mitt romney's efforts to expand the battleground map? we cover it all this morning with the architect of the president's re-election campaign, white house senior adviser david plouffe. and majority leader of the house, republican congressman from battleground virginia eric cantor. >>> also, our new head-to-head numbers in our poll and a primer on each side's path to 270. our political director chuck todd. >>> and then what issues mattered most in the campaign, like jobs? new jobless numbers out just days before the vote. and romney's religion and even foreign policy. our roundtable will weigh in. >>> democratic mayor of newark, new jersey, cory booker. host of msnbc's "morning joe" joe scarborough. republican strategist mike murphy. co-toast of "today," savannah guthrie. and nbc news special correspondent tom brokaw. >>> live from nbc news election headquarters at democracy plaza in new york, this is a special edition of "meet the press." with david gregory. >>> and good sunday morning. this is it from our nbc news election headquarters at new yo
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Nov 4, 2012 10:30am PST
't for that, suppose romney had run as a moderate from the get-go. suppose obama had faced down his rival in that first debate the way he faced down hurricane sandy? would have, could have, should have, of 2012. and finally, taking it in the gut. one candidate will suffer a personal and profound loss next tuesday night. either the first african-american president or a man who feels a duty to so many others or the man who wanted to redeem his father's own failed presidential bid long ago. i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us new york magazine's john heilemann. cnn's gloria borger. the grio and msnbc's joy reid. and the huffington post howard fineman. first up, here we are in the time capsule. the weekend before the election asking why is this so close? still so unpredictable. both men face big hurdles to getting elected and that's why it's so close. president obama's got the jobless he inherited but can't quite beat. friday's new jobs report was encouraging but gains are still behind what we need. in a reflection of that, 62% of voters say they would like or want major changes
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Nov 5, 2012 3:00am PST
after a packed day, romney in colorado and obama in virginia trying to turn out their supporters and close the sale. back here in new york, meantime, areas near here in staten island, queens, long island, and new jersey still dealing with the devastating effects of hurricane sandy. nearly a week later, long gas lines, electricity still out for two million, and of course falling temperatures now. we've got it all covered this morning. to start things off, we have our final nbc news/"wall street journal" predetection poll numbers. let's go right to our political director chuck todd in his command center with the latest snapshot. >> good morning, david. let me show you the numbers. 48 for the president, 47 for mitt romney. slight gender gap advantage for the president. he leads by eight among women. mitt romney leads by seven among men. what's interesting about the figure is it is the exact final number from the poll from 2004 with bush when he was at 48% and john kerry was at 47%. one of the reasons for the slight uptick for the president, remember we had them at 47-47 two weeks ag
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Nov 4, 2012 3:30pm PST
on the campaign trail, obama and romney making a mad dash through the swing states. meantime, tempers flare. tonight a final poll on where this race stands and how sandy could impact the election. >>> plus the new big storm closing in threatening to disrupt a massive recovery operation. >>> and making a difference, the marathon may be off, but the race is on to help some of the hardest hit victims of the storm. from our election home, "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. in just over 48 from now, the first polling places here on the east coast will close in the presidential election. the final "countdown" is on and the gut check moment has arrived for president obama and governor romney as they make the crucial decisions as to where and how to marshall their resources into places they can still make a difference. and tonight, we're about to release the results of our time poll in this race, a last-minute snapshot that could give both camps a reason for hope and anxiety. and how the hurricane sandy disaster has affected this race. let's start with our political director and chief whi
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Nov 5, 2012 5:30pm PST
, it is down to the wire for president obama and governor romney making their last minute sprints through the battleground states. tonight, the closing arguments and what to watch for as voters go to the polls. >>> also, miry, so many still struggling after hurricane sandy. we'll look at its possible effect on turnout tomorrow. and would you believe the threat from the next storm on the way, a nor'easter threatening for mid-week. the storm, and the election, our coverage, nbc nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, and we can tell you it is almost over now, after a couple of years and a couple of billion dollars, on the eve of decision 2012, we are very close to knowing the first indications of how this race is going to break. heading into election day, by all accounts this election is a statistical dead heat, the latest national head-to-head has this as a 48-47 race, while state polls vary and while the battleground states call for a lot, you can tell how tight the race is by watching the two campaigns, positively barnstorming the battleground states, battling it out, based on the hop
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Nov 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
obama. tonight, how he won, why mitt romney lost, and the message voters across america sent last night. we'll have a look at all the trends and results. >>> also tonight, the east coast is taking another hit of extreme weather, and it is going to get worse. it means more trouble for millions of people already hit hard by hurricane sandy. the storm, and the election, nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, while the nation tries to recover from a deep recession, and in a presidential race, we were after all, all told, was as close and as tight as they get. barack obama, the 44th president of the united states was reelected last night. he was somehow able to stitch together a convincing victory, winning just about all of the battleground states that were so heavily fought over in the most expensive race in u.s. history. it was early this morning when the president appeared with his family becoming the third consecutive two-term president we've elected. that has not happened since the time of presidents jefferson, madison, and monroe. president obama won a decisive victory in both the
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Nov 12, 2012 12:00am PST
romney was echoing that cry from the anti-obama crowd, pledging to take our country back. but that is deep in the past. no matter how hard they want it, america's fewer you to -- future just won't look like the early 1950's. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, the washington post bob woodward. "the washington post" kathleen parker, "the new york times" d helen cooper. first up. barack obama's place in american presidential history was upgrated tuesday with his convincing sweeping re-election by an entirely new american elect rat. -- electorate. >> we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. and together, with your help and god's grace, we will continue our journey forward. chris: bob, here we are five days later. i'm thinking, i still can't absorb the months and months and months we worried about which way this election mibet go and then to see it go in one simple clear direction. obama's direction. >> and it's a
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Nov 7, 2012 4:00am PST
needed to defeat former massachusetts governor mitt romney. now despite a bitter campaign between the two, mr. romney offered a concession and kind words as he accepted the results. >> i have just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. i wish all of them well, but particularly the president, the first lady, and their daughters. this is a time of great challenges for america, and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> and then it was the president's turn. he and his family walked out on stage early this morning to cries of four more years. >> tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. tonight in this election you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> and we're going to
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Nov 6, 2012 4:00am PST
. obama versus romney. democrats versus republicansnow the world is watching, and now it's your decision, america. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. well, millions of votes have already been cast and the candidates will do some last-minute politicking early today. in the swing state of ohio, nearly 1.8 million absentee ballots have already been cast. that's up from 2008. in florida nearly 4.5 million people have voted early or by absentee coming very close to the number from last time. president obama voted early this year. he'll do some swing state interviews and then play in his traditional election day basketball game while awaiting the returns from chicago. mr. romney has added two last-minute campaign stops in ohio and pennsylvania after he votes in massachusetts. running mate paul ryan will vote in wisconsin before joining romney in boston. and vice president joe biden will vote in delaware before joining the president in chicago. nbc's tracie pots is in cincinnati, ohio. she has the details on the candidates' final frantic da
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Nov 6, 2012 3:30pm PST
traveling with the romney campaign. and tonight that means headquarters, back home in boston. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. within the last hour, mitt romney just landed back here in boston after wrapping up his final campaign swing. tonight he's going to watch those returns alongside his wife ann and all five of their sons. during that last flight he spoke to reporters and said he was very proud of the campaign, adding, and i quote, we put it all on the field. at the end of an exhausting quest for the white house. mitt romney cast his ballot alongside his wife ann in their home state of massachusetts. his mind was on the midwest. >> i feel great about ohio. >> reporter: governor romney went straight from the polls to his campaign plane with paul ryan. >> i'm awed by the spirit and enthusiasm, support, energy, it's just amazing. thank you. >> reporter: while mr. romney thanks volunteers, later fueling up on fast food. it was a near traffic jam on the tarmac in cleveland. air force two carrying the vice president to a late campaign swing of his own touched d
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Nov 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. traveling with the romney campaign. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you, believe it or not we are less than 100 hours away from election day. there will be a rally here in virginia beach, he was joined by the man who is trying to unseat president obama, who tonight is campaigning out west. bounding down the steps of air force one in wisconsin, president obama today tried to make up for lost time with swing voters, returning to the campaign trail, adopting an inclusive tone. >> when disaster strikes, we see america at its best, there are no democrats or republicans during a storm, they are just fellow americans. >> reporter: launching a frantic five-day battleground tour, mr. obama hammered his opponent as a candidate who can't be trusted. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up all these same policies that failed our country so badly. >> reporter: charging into virginia, mitt romney, who Ñi softened his attack during the wake of superstorm sandy, had more to say. he re-focused squarely on his rival >> if president obama is reelected, you will see hi
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Nov 5, 2012 4:00am PST
mitt romney. the president holds the same narrow 48% to 47% edge among likely voters in virginia. mr. obama holds a slightly wider lead in florida with support from 49% of likely voters compared to romney's 47. and in all important ohio, our poll shows president obama holds a six-point lead over his republican rival with 51% to romney's 45. nbc's tracie potts is in cincinnati, ohio, with the candidates' final frantic day of campaigning. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, veronica. good morning from cincinnati where voters are well aware of how important their vote is. so much so, that we saw them standing outside in extremely long lines, willing to wait hours just to get a ballot. in cincinnati, the only line for early voting sunday wrapped around a whole city block. we found tony wilson in at the back of the line. >> you have to do your part. >> reporter: hamilton county election official tells us they've processed 22,000 voters, almost as many as 2008. >> as long as they're in line by the cut-off time, they get a chance to vote. >> reporter: sarah drove home five hours just to v
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Nov 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
springsteen, bon jovi, and many others. >>> obama, romney, and countless political candidates across the nation present their final arguments on who you should vote for them this final weekend before election day. plus new details during what really happened during the 9/11 plus new details during what really happened during the 9/11 benghazi terror attack. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. a horrific week for the northeast and mid-atlantic states continues to unfold. 94 people are confirmed dead in the u.s. from sandy. minutes ago we learned the number of power outages has gone down to 3.5 million. at the height of the blackout, 8 million people had no power. some of the biggest cries for help are coming from new york's statin island where the superstorm has claimed at least 19 lives. among them, two little boys, brothers. a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. their bodies were found in a marsh on thursday. their mother's suv was washed out by rising waters during the hurricane. >>> people living on that island told nbc's ann curry su
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00am PST
the ruins. >>> and down the stretch they come. president obama and governor romney crisscrossing the country hoping to persuade veters to vote for them on election day. and we are right in the middle of all the action "today," sunday, november 4, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with lester holt and erica hill live from democracy plaza. >>> good morning and welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt here on our beautiful little location. i call it the studio with a view, democracy plaza. our backdrop for nbc's election coverage. >> and a nice view it is. i'm erica hill. it's good you made it this morning extra early, ready to go. >> i forgot to set my clock. >> you did. >> the good news is i started my newscast an hour ago. thanks for watching and have a great sunday, everybody. >> lester is out of here. we should point out part of our job here at the "today" show and, of course, nbc news is to make sure our viewers are informed which jenna wolfe did a fine job of yesterday. you may have missed this part of the newscast, tho
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Nov 6, 2012 7:00am PST
romney neck and neck after will it be a long night that stretches into the morning? it's up to the voters today, tuesday, november 6th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," election day 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >>> and welcome to "today," and democracy plaza on this tuesday morning, election day 2012. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer, and it seems like we've been talking about this day for the better part of two years because we have been talking about this day for the better part of two years. it's already here. polling sites are open. we're seeing strong voter turnout es e personally in the swing states. >> mitt romney and his wife cast their votes about an hour ago. and just moments ago his running mate congressman paul ryan voted in his hometown of jamesville, wisconsin. >> vice president joe biden was among the first to vote in greenville, delaware. president obama not voting today. he performed his civic duty two weeks ago. he will spend today in chicago doing satellite intervie
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Nov 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
to survive. we've got it all covered live. three days and counting. president obama and governor romney make their final appearances in battleground states as we inch closer to election day. this morning, the results of our new polling in the states that just might decide this election. >>> and, welcome erica. say hello to the newest member of the "today" family, my new co-anchor erica hill. we can't wait for her to get started today, saturday november 3rd, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012. with lester holt and erica hill. live from democracy plaza. >>> and a big good morning to everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt here on democracy plaza, our home for nbc's election coverage, all the way through tuesday. but i am right now pleased to welcome my new co-host erica hill. great to have you here. before we get started, there is a bit of a tradition we like to do to welcome you folks. jeff, please. >> and erica hill. >> that has a nice ring to it. i'm not going to lie. >> when you heard the -- your heart beats. >> it's true
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Oct 31, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >>> when our broadcast continues, let's not forget this presidential election, mitt romney, back on the campaign trail in a key battleground state. but the big question tonight to a whole lot of people across a big area, will they be able to vote? >>> we're back, and as we mentioned we have got just six days to go until election day. the middle of a campaign also dealing with a crisis. while the president was here in new jersey today, governor romney had to get back out on the trail. he was campaigning in the critical battleground state, especially critical for him, of florida. peter alexander is with the romney campaign in jacksonville tonight. and peter, what is it like on the trail with this pre occupation going on? >> reporter: well brian, here tonight in the state of florida, it is all too familiar with the devastation. mitt romney tempered his criticism of president obama, not once mentioning president obama by name and in fact encouraged his supporters to give what they could. this of course, came a day after selecting supplies at a storm relief event, his campaign hosted
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Nov 14, 2012 5:30pm PST
was very conciliatory towards mitt romney and reiterated his hope they would sit down, saying there were a lot of ideas that mitt romney said on the campaign that he agrees with. >> chuck todd, thank you, and after that moment you saw that senator john mccain went right out on the senate floor and shot right back at the president. nbc's kelly o'donnell has more for us. >> reporter: good evening, brian, this is really the latest chapter in what is a contentious history between the president and john mccain. and so after the news conference, john mccain went to the senate floor for his own televised rebuttal, taking on the president and the future of ambassador rice. >> if the president thinks that we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> reporter: serious enough that some republican senators stepped forward after the president's news conference, repeating their vow to stop president obama from nominating u.s. ambassador rice from becoming the next secretary of state. >> she has says this was not a pre-planned attack, why was that done? >>
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Nov 29, 2012 5:30pm PST
>>> and white house lunch, president obama d mitt romney face to face for the first time since the campaign, tonight, how it went and what happened. >>> and tonight, the powerball winners, what we know, and who they are, and the secret code that could be in the numbers. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, at a time when so many people are still suffering, right now tonight more than one month after a monster storm hit a giant population center, today we learned some facts about how this earth is changing and how fast. for starters, polar ice sheets in greenland are melting at five times the pace, than just a few years ago. new research shows that antarctica is melting. while it takes a lot of ice to melt the ocean levels they say that is in fact what is happening. and they believe just an incremental rise in the ocean levels made the damage worse when hurricane sandy hit the east coast and took so much away from us. the big question is the future, of course, and a new kind of normal for all of those living along the water. it is where we begin tonight, our chief environm
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Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
at 11:00, it is a mad dash to the finish for president obama and governor romney. we will let you know how the candidates are spending the final days before the election. >>> we will have analysis coming up. >>> and the apple new ipad mini is drawing a mini crowd. i'm bob redell. i'll take you live to los gatos coming up. >>> moving to decision 2012. the sprint to the finish. we are looking at the campaign schedules for president obama and governor romney from now until election day. they are making a mad dash seeking swing state votes. we have tracie potts tracking it all from washington. >> reporter: new this morning, the nation's unemployment rate is 7.9%, up slightly from a month ago as expected although 171,000 jobs were created in october, plus 134,000 not originally reported in september. >> this is a great report. >> it is consistent with the consumer confidence numbers. it illustrates the break we have seen. consumers have been saying we have more jobs and we're feeling better. >> reporter: both candidates land in ohio today. so far here is the travel schedule. governor romney
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00am PST
bless you and god bless the united states of america. >> so the day is here. obama or romney. voters are getting to make their choice and deciding the fate of the country and state and area as you head out on this election day. >> the presidential and vice presidential candidates were casting their ballots this morning, except for president obama. he voted early a couple of weeks ago on october 25th. nbc bay area leann grey has latest. >> reporter: long lines at polling stations in battle ground states in ohio and virginia and north carolina and florida and colorado and nevada. also in hurricane-damaged areas without power, balloted are cast in tents. after a year of campaigning, canndidates voted today. romney voted in massachusetts. vice president joe biden waited at his polling station in delaware. president obama, now back in chicago, held his final campaign rally in iowa on monday night. he won't be voting today. he joined the more than 30 million people nationwide who voted early in 34 states and the district of columbia. votes that were not allowed to be counted until today. b
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Nov 7, 2012 4:30am PST
mitt romney graciously succeeded the long-fought election to the president. we were at the watch party in boston. she joins us now with reaction. >> reporter: this ballroom cleared out almost immediately after romney conceded the race. the supporters walked out in quiet disappointment. with his family behind him and thousands of supporters before him, republican challenger mitt romney congratulated president barack obama on his re-election. >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction but the nation chose another leader. and so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him. >> reporter: romney called on elected leaders to find common grounds on areas such as the growing deficit and looming budget cuts. >> the nation, as you know, is at a critical point. at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> we can say barack obama will win ohio. >> reporter: an hour before romney briefly took the podium, the life had been sucked out of this convention center bal
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Nov 8, 2012 5:30pm PST
for the losing campaign. it is clear the romney campaign was prepared for a victory election night. sources say the moment romney himself said "it is not going to happen," while his wife ann cried by his side that night the campaign victory celebration fireworks in boston harbor had to be taken down. somehow this ended up on the web, the romney feature, how to join the romney administration that of course, was not to be. >>> by now, most of us know the phrase jumping the shark to mean the moment something goes from relevant to passe, to overdone, bob brunner wrote the episode of the tv series "happy days," in which fonzi jumped over a shark while on water skis, the show lasted five more years, after the show that immortalized irrelevant as a phrase. he made laverne and shirley, and the odd couple. he was 78 years old. >>> up next, a lot of people getting a well-deserved vacation without ever leaving home. r >>> finally tonight, for millions of americans, the folks who live in those battleground states, it is as though a huge burden has been lifted now that the election is over. suddenly what s
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Nov 4, 2012 7:00am PST
. what president obama and governor romney are going to make sure they earn every vote possible. >>> plus, california is not hurricane country but some of the factors that made sandy an historic storm are at work here on the west coast. we'll explain. this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning. looking live at downtown oakland on what is the first day since we fell back. the forecast is going to feel like we fell back three months or so by this afternoon. thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist rob mayeda. do you sleep the extra hour or do you take advantage and stay up later? >> i wish i could stay up later. i really enjoy the sleeping in. >> i stayed up. i blew it. >> you have your chance again tomorrow. >> let's show you temperatures. 40s and 50s outside. clear skies. it allowed temperatures to cool off this morning. notice not much of a breeze out there. at least not much of a sea breeze as we head through the afternoon. mostly sunny. a few high clouds going by. and it's going to be fantastic football weather for raiders taking on buccaneers this afternoon.
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
to governor romney, praising his father and his mother. and praising the service of mitt romney, as well, as well as his parents. hope to meet with governor romney to talk about a way forward. talked about meeting with republicans, as well. he knows he has to signal to the country, the things he has to change. they have to work together to deal with the fiscal cliff. >> it was nice for a lot of americans to hear about george romney. we have another call here. another state has been awarded to mitt romney. that is the state of alaska. where we are projecting he will be the victor when all the votes are counted, leading 55-41. to our local stations, those on the west coast, who need to breakaway to cover some local news, we will let you do that. and we are going to keep going here on the east coast. all this activity on stage in chicago. >>> tonight, in this election, you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know, in our hearts, that for the united states, the b
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Nov 6, 2012 3:00pm PST
and ann romney voted in belmont, massachusetts. the end of a gruelling campaign with high hopes for a key state. >> yeah, feel great about ohio. thank you. >> he headed off to cleveland for one last effort. >> president obama, who voted two weeks ago, dropped by a volunteer office near his home in chicago. he called swing state wisconsin. >> my name is barack obama, you know, the president. >> the last day of his last campaign. >> i just want to say thank you to the american people. i also want to say to governor romney, congratulations on a spirited campaign. i know that his supporters are just as engaged and just as enthusiastic and working just as hard today. >> voter turnout seems heavy. this was colorado, one of the battle ground states. other swing states today, new hampshire and virginia. voters lined up in many polling places. wisconsin, snow on election day. this is cleveland airport at midday. mitt romney's plane and nearby vice preside vice president biden's plane, all in ohio. romney and obama heading to a volunteer state. biden too, stopping at a restaurant, later in pennsylv
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Nov 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
with the effects of sandy, mitt romney continues to campaign in key battleground states. we've got brand-new poll numbers. all of that, and our own brian williams goes home to battered point pleasant beach, new jersey. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, november 1st, 2012. >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. the very latest on sandy. at least 74 people in the u.s. have died as a result of hurricane sandy. millions remain without power, and recovery isn't coming nearly fast enough. new jersey is just one of the places there are major gasoline shortages. people are waking up with canisters and walking up with canisters trying to get fuel. and further down the coast, take a look as cars are lined up for blocks, if not miles. some people waited more than an hour for a chance to fill up. >>> another big oil problem, a massive leak, a fuel leak at a tank facility. more than 300,000 gallons of diesel crude spilled into the water separating new jersey from staten island. containment booms are keeping the oil where it is. >>> in connecticut, these are such intense images. look at that as thre
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Nov 5, 2012 12:30am PST
governor romney will emphasize, higher than when the president took office. that's the headline number. i agree with austan. the fact you had 171,000 jobs this month and i would add it is the trend for the pasten couple of months is higher, about 170,000 for fe the past couple of months and that's a good sign. one thing i would say is while that is better than average, the number of jobs created per month since the turnaround in early 2010 has been 140,000 a month so this is a little better than that. one disadvantage of that is you need 119,000 per month to keep with pace with population growth. a what this means is with 170,000 you are adding 50,000 per month. if you play it out it will take 13 years to make up for the jobs lost during the recession and keep pace with population growth. >> what about on top of all of that, let's talk about this super storm sandy. a terrible human and personal toll of course. what impact does it have on the economy, in the region and across the country? what do you think, ed? >> storms have a big immediate affect. if you look at a storm, even a storm as
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00am PST
% of the precincts reporting. barack obama, 59%. mitt romney with 39%. this morning, a new chapter in american history. guided by the man who first took charge of the white house four years ago. "today in the bay's" tracie potts in chicago this morning. where the president is wake up sure a second term. >> reporter: they're breaking down here after that big party last night in chicago. back in walk the president had some rebuilding to do. he talked about that last nightness victory speech. he talked about that last night in his victory speech. a burst of emotion. the moment the race was called. early this morning, celebrations around the country, from new york to los angeles and the white house, where president will spend four more years. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listoned to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better person. we are not as divided as our politics suggest. we are greater than the sum of our individual ambition, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america! >> reporte
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Nov 5, 2012 7:00am PST
that sunshine. >> sigh tomorrow. >>> good morning. down to the wire. president obama and governor romney in a dead heat on the final day before the election. the candidates making their last-minute pitches in battleground states >> turn out for me. we'll win ohio. we'll win this election. >> paul ryan and i will bring real change to america from day one. >> less than 24 hours to go, both have a clear shot at victory. what will decide this race? we have it all covered from our election home on democracy plaza today, monday, november 5th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, and welcome to democracy plaza. i'm mate lauer. >> and i'm savannah guthrie. this will be our home for a couple of days. after a year of campaigning, a billion dollars spent, maybe more, it's anyone's guess who will come out on top tomorrow night, if we have a decision. >> if you don't like to fly you wouldn't like to be a presidential candidate. governor
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Nov 6, 2012 12:35am PST
with two of mitt romney's sons. yeah, romney was going to go himself until someone told him what tailgating was. [ as romney ] "you mean people eat out of the trunk of a car like a hobo? no thanks." [ laughter ] it's fun, actually. this is cool. today, bruce springsteen got to fly on "air force one" while he traveled with -- campaign rally -- campaign trail with president obama. very cool. though it got kind of awkward when obama, springsteen and the pilot argued about who gets to be called the boss. [ laughter ] "it's my nickname." "well, i'm the president." "i'm the pilot." nobody calls the pilot the boss. confusing joke. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: boss! he's the boss! tony danza called. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: oh, my god. man, the candidates are both doing whatever they can to get people to vote tomorrow. i mean, in fact, i just saw this one bipartisan ad that targets young people. it's kind of extreme. i mean, they're really trying to hype this thing up. check this out. >> tuesday, the epic conclusion of over a year of political conversing and demo-repub campaigning. barack "o
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00am PST
that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> governor romney gracious in defeat. >> i ran for office because i'm concerned about america. this electiois over, but our principles endure. >> for the president the hard fought campaign is behind him, but the real work of turning around a troubled and still divided country begins anew today, wednesday, november 7th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on a wednesday. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie with a late night here on democracy plaza or should i say early morning, but in either case, it wasn't as late as some people expected. >> not to take away from the hours you all put in last night, but fact of the matter is we were thinking that maybe we would come on the air this morning with this still undecided, and it was called fairly early in the evening by political standards in a divided country. >> yeah. >> we should
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00am PST
still outstanding. in the meantime, we will hear from romney's camp as he eventually gave his concession speech as well, thanking his party as well, paul ryan, his wife, his sons. all families giving up so much. >> committed to that. two years. hard core, hard fought battle. >> exactly. it is time to get to work as well. the celebrations continued with so many people. "today in the bay's" tracie potts with more on how night all played out. pretty exciting. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. despite the fact that there is still some vote counting going on, here's what we know. president obama projected to have won both the electoral vote and the popular vote in this very tight race. a burst of emotion at the obama victory party in chicago. the moment the race was called. early this morning, celebrations around the country from new york to los angeles and the white house where president obama will spend four more years. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. we are not as divided as our politics sugges
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Nov 18, 2012 8:00am PST
done? talks start on how to avoid the fiscal cliff, as mitt romney draws fire from fellow republicans by accusing the president of doling out, quote, gifts to minority groups in exchange for their vote. what's the fallout and the future of the gop? with us, tea-party backed congressman raul labrador, tom friedman, former white house chief of staff for bill clinton john podesta, republican strategist mike murphy, and nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good sunday morning. with the president's national security team under fire over the petraeus resignation and the benghazi attacks, the president arrived on the world stage this morning for a summit in east asia, and he's got new worries on his mind about the prospect of a war in the middle east as israel and palestinian militants get closer to the brink this weekend. israel expanding its air assault against hamas and palestinian militants continuing to fire rockets into ci
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Nov 3, 2012 8:00pm PDT
and governor romney are busy campaigning in the swing states just three days before the election. >>> the hockey left out has left businesses scrambling to get creative to make up for the lost revenue. >>> good evening. welcome to the special edition of nbc bay area news. we begin with a change in the forecast. the sunny weather is about to get hot. we'll see when we can expect the heat to hit. hello, rob. >> pretty nice day today. we did see temperatures warm up a few degrees into the mid-70s for most inland today. today's highs include 77 at south san jose. about 76 degrees. things are about to get a lot warmer. high pressure will strengthen as we wrap up the weekend which mean we could get a bit of patchy dense fog. 70s and 80s tomorrow. looks like we have a good shot of seeing some low 80s inland and by monday mid to upper 80s are possible. my advice to you is to not get too used to it because by the end of the seven-day forecast there's a chance of mountain know. we're going to try to explain what's happening to your seven-day forecast and how hot the temperatures will get i
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Nov 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
the president and mitt romney spending much of their day here in the state of ohio, how important is the buckeye state? so important that between the two of them they will be here five more times over the next three days. charging into the campaign's final weekend, each candidate tried to frame the latest unemployment reports to his advantage, as either a sign of economic progress. >> this morning, we learned that companies hired more people in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: or stalled growth. >> today we learned it is actually 7.9%, and that is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. >> reporter: analysts say both men make valid points. >> there is no question we came out of the lull, where the economy stalled, we've pushed away from it, the bad news it is pretty low. >> in wisconsin, delivering a speech as closing argument, mr. romney indicted his opponent's record >> candidate obama promised change but couldn't deliver it. i promise change, but i have a record of achieving it. >> reporter: and in four days, promised a fresh start. >> i'll lead america to a b
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Nov 4, 2012 8:30pm PST
in five states. >> two days before voters go to the polls, governor mitt romney and president obama were fighting for votes in the battleground states. >> florida, in two days, you've got a choice the make. >> the final nbc news poll before the election shows the candidates are in a dead heat. president obama with a 48 to 47% lead. but the president's handling of hurricane sandy has boosted his approval numbers. >> you don't know what crisis the next president will confront. >> in the toss up state of ohio governor romney is six points down, which is forcing him to look to other it is thes like iowa that could prove critical on the electoral map. >> we can do better. a better america. a stronger america is ahead. >> reporter: a day after governor romney stumped in new hampshire. >> our president barack obama. >> reporter: the president was there with former president bill clinton. it's a race so tight that even four electoral votes could be the margin of victory. the nbc poll shows that this is a battle of the sexes. president obama has an eight-point lead among women and governor romney
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Nov 5, 2012 11:00am PST
. the president will wind up election day eve in iowa. >> and meantime mitt romney is in virginia drumming up support there. he will soon head out to the richest prize, that, of course, being ohio. whoever takes ohio has a better shot to lock up that 270 electoral votes needed to claim the presidency. that is when we find nbc bay area's tracie potts with the latest. >> reporter: pulling out all the stops, governor romney takes aim at president obama this morning. >> you know why he fell short of what he promised. he cared more about a liberal agenda than about repairing the economy. >> reporter: our last nbc "wall street journal" poll gives romney an edge on the economy and with independents. undecided are twice as likely to favor the president. still, mr. obama has a one percentage-point lead one day before the election. it is not just close in swing states. >> we are seeing, by the way, recent polls in michigan and minnesota show very tight margins. >> reporter: in colorado late last night, obama struck back. >> we know what change looks like, what he's selling ain't it. you may be frustrat
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Nov 19, 2012 3:00am PST
from the campaign after mitt romney's surprising comments this week and the future of the republican party. our roundtable weighs in on that. tom friedman and andrea mitchell will rejoin the conversation. plus, republican congressman raul labrador, former white house chief of staff for bill clinton john podesta, and gop strategist mike murphy, ahead here on "meet the press." >>> "meet the press" is brought to you by chevron. we may have more in common than you think. you can learn more at you think. you can learn mowe're sitting on a bunch of shale gas. there's natural gas under my town. it's a game changer. ♪ it means cleaner, cheaper american-made energy. but we've got to be careful how we get it. design the wells to be safe. thousands of jobs. use the most advanced technology to protect our water. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ part of a whole new line of tablets from dell. it's changing the conversation. ♪ i am probably going to the gas station about once a mo
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Nov 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
handed in their ballots. and president obama and mitt romney split the votes. the first ever tie in dixville notch. many more ballots will be cast tomorrow. nbc's steve handelsman is live in cincinnati, ohio, to show us the last day of the presidential campaigns. and they were doozies. >> reporter: jessica, thanks. dixville notch in a battleground state in a tie. that tells you a lot about the 2012 election. good evening from cincinnati. this state, ohio, could be the state that decides the ection tomorrow or whenever it's decided. and that means today the voters of ohio got the most attention. mitt romney's final ohio rally filled a hangar in columbus with 10,000 screaming supporters. >> now let's make sure that everyone we know gets out to vote on tuesday. >> reporter: earlier, introduced by bruce springsteen and jay-z. >> hello, ohio! are you fired up? >> reporter: president obama held his final ohio event in columbus. an estimated 15,000 supporters and a pitch aimed at ohio. >> i'm proud we saved the auto industry. but i'm even prouder that we're making better cars now. >> th
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Nov 11, 2012 8:00am PST
of the gop after a stinging defeat for romney and the republicans? and how will president obama govern in a second term? we'll talk to a newly elected document congressman, joaquin castro. plus republican strategist steve schmidt, presidential historian doris kearns goodwin, nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd, and the "washington post's" bob woodward. >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press." with david gregory. >> and good sunday morning. the newly re-elected president's message on friday, get back to work. but the focus of that work and on that work is now overshadowed by friday afternoon's resignation of cia director david petraeus, which sent as you know shock waves through washington. new details emerging now this weekend about the fbi investigation that led to the discovery of what officials believe was an extramarital affair between petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. and of course so many questions about where this goes from here. joining me now for the late
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Nov 8, 2012 12:35am PST
romney to win re-election last night. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ so, congratulations, president obama on his second term. of course, today, everyone was busy looking at all the different numbers, trying to figure out who voted for which candidate. this is very interesting, it turns out that president obama beat mitt romney by 38 points among single women. [ scattered cheers ] they say it's because of obama's final campaign slogan "hope and pinot grigio." [ light laughter ] the president also got a lot of help in the election last night with 70% of the jewish vote. when jewish voters heard their support for obama was so high, they were like, "eh, it could have been better." [ laughter ] it was a hard-fought election, and mitt romney did not give up easy. in fact, the romney campaign would not concede ohio, even after every major network declared obama the winner. you could tell romney was getting desperate when he said, "let's wait and see what the food network has to say. they have a voice just like all. let's see what honey boo-boo has to say about it. [ cheers and applause ] unless
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Nov 12, 2012 3:00am PST
. >> do you see, senator schumer, very quickly, a role for governor romney in this process? would you like to see the president bring him in to, say, the negotiations over the fiscal cliff? >> well, don't know about that. but i would like to see him speak up. i think you could see him struggling in the general election. the hard right had moved him so far over on issues like immigration. and i didn't think his heart was in it. so he could help. you know, we need forces to help. when either party moves too far over, they lose. democrats too far left, republicans too far right. you need some mainstream republican voices. you need the business community to speak up on the fiscal cliff and the need for revenues. you need people like romney and jeb bush and others to talk about doing a comprehensive immigration reform so that the republicans who have the courage to stand up, and tom coburn has had that courage, don't just hear from the shrill right. and graham is willing to do it on immigration. he's going to say that this morning. we need other people to do the same. >> we will leave it there
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Nov 5, 2012 6:00am PST
nominee mitt romney right now is holding a rally, let's listen n >> i want you to know how much i appreciate all you have done, all the doors you have knocked on, all the phone calls you made, the faukt voted early. i saw how many hands went up when you were asked. that was very good. some of you put signs in your neighbor's yard. some of you put signs in your yard. i know how many as well have talked to co-workers and tried to convince foam vote for paul ryan and me. look, we have one job left and that's to make sure that on election day, we get -- make certain that everybody who's qualified to vote gets out to vote. we need every single vote in florida. >> jeb bush was out there a bit ago before romney getting the troops fired up. take it out right now to tracie potts covering this campaign, start to finish with both nominees in must-win states today. tracie, take it away. >> reporter: hey, governor romney, you just heard, was talking about early voting. there is a lot of it here in ohio. people here very well aware of how important their vote is in this battlegrod state. in sat
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Nov 6, 2012 6:00am PST
for president obama, five for governor romney. a few hours south of manchester, the governor ends his campaign. >> last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength of movement across this country. it's and i understand there are a few thousand people outdoors that couldn't get in. >> reporter: after voting near boston thanking campaign workers in pennsylvania and ohio, two key states he hopes to win. president obama wakes up this morning back home in chicago. he plans to continue an election day tradition. a game of basketball before watching results tonight. last night, his final campaign rally ever. in iowa, where he first won four years ago. >> as lock as there is a child in des moines, iowa or anywhere in this country, barred from opportunity, our work isn't done. our fight for change goes on. >> reporter: the president promised a better tomorrow if elected. that tomorrow may or may not begin today. tracie potts, nbc news, cincinnati. the voting under way in the state that president obama hopes to win. it's where he had his final rally, as you just saw there last night. mean
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
2008 caucus victory launched his road to the white house. governor romney had a whirlwind schedule today, making five separate campaign stops. nbc bay area steve handelsman is live in cincinnati, ohio, a state both candidates desperately want to win. steve? >> reporter: janelle, thanks. good evening from cincinnati. it's a pivotal part of this pivotal state. ohio is so important that it's the only battleground where both of these presidential candidates campaigned on this final day. governor mitt romney began his last day push in florida. >> we can begin a better tomorrow, tomorrow, and with the help of the people in florida, that's exactly what is going to happen. >> reporter: a few hours later he was in virginia. >> if you're tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for change. help us win this. >> reporter: with bruce springsteen, president obama started today in wisconsin. >> you know that i'll fight for you and your families every single day as hard as i know how. >> reporter: last night colorado a huge rally. after a shimmy with stevie wonder in cincinnati, ohio, the pres
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am PST
words from mitt romney about the election. >>> plus, could a chemical keep men from cheating? details on a new study are next. you're watching "early today." >>> stories making news this morning. former republican presidential nominee mitt romney was on a conference call with some of his top campaign donors when he said that president obama defeated him by giving things to blacks, hispanics, and young voters. >> what the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> louisiana's republican governor bobby jindal criticized romney, saying, "we have got to stop dividing the american voters. we need to go after 100% of the vote, not 53%." >>> well, as expected, xi jinping is the new leader of china after being named general secretary of the communist party, as the country faces a slowing economy and demand for change. >>> next to colorado, where a hearing today for james holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people and wounding dozens more
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm PST
of the very few cars in the bay area that will still turn heads. >>> still ahead at 5:00, mitt romney on the offense. what the former presidential candidate is saying before obama supporters that even has some of his own supporters cringing. >>> and guy fiotti fires back. >>> you've seen his art all over san francisco. now, meet the man who's dedicated his life hand painting every single cable car. >>> good afternoon, i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. temperatures have cooled off. clouds are increasing, and here comes the rain, it's starting to build offshore. we're not only tracking rain for the bay area. more sierra snow. winter weather advisory in place. we'll talk about your wet weekend coming up in a few minutes. >>> leon panetta ordered the pentagon to investigate why an alarming number of generals and admirals have been involved in ethical lapses. he made the request from thailand where he's representing the u.s. in the signing of a joint vision statement to strengthen military ties to the two countries. in the statement, panetta did not mention the affair by
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